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/ Bas-relief- Balam

Bas-relief represents next phase of ritual ceremony. The blood dropped by Mrs.Xoc is drifting down on paper from bark. Clouds of smoke shoot up from the set fire on the paper, and Mrs.Xoc in a hallucinatory vision sees a two-headed “snake of vision”. The first head is a skeleton head of the God of war, and from the other one is Yat Balam (Jaguar Penis), founder of Yaxchilan dynasty. On his head he has the same covering as the God of war and is holding a shield and a lance.

Size (cm): (H. x L. x W.) 66 x 45 x 4
Net Weight (kg): 9

 

   



 

Stegu 2006